The Village of Round Lake’s Adjudication Hearing process is designed to adjudicate, or settle, a wide range of cases involving violations of Village ordinances that were once heard in the Lake County Circuit Court. Hearings are conducted at Village Hall to provide a convenient location and method of contesting certain citations. The goal of the Adjudication Hearing process is to expedite the resolution of these violations.
An Adjudication Hearing is a civil, not a criminal, proceeding. Cases are punishable by fines and a variety of other penalties, but not by jail time. Under the Village’s Adjudication Hearing System, cases are heard by an Administrative Hearing Officer who is required to have completed a state-mandated training to impartially render case decisions in a professional, courteous, and fair manner. The Administrative Hearing Officer hears certain types, but not all, of cases in each of the following categories:
- Police-issued Citations (non-moving)
- Property Maintenance
- Municipal Code
Additional Information regarding the Adjudication process.